Building Relationships: How MPD's D.A.R.E program seeks solutions to lower juvenile crime rates, drug use (From

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ABC24 is seeking solutions to problems in our city. During one of our Let’s Talk community listening sessions, one man shared his thoughts on kids and crime.

He wrote a message that read, in part, “I wish there was a way to de-program children in our community about snitching. People are afraid to speak up because they don’t believe Memphis police will protect them. Where is the D.A.R.E Program?”

That comment made our team think about the relationship between our kids and MPD. The department believes, it’s D.A.R.E Program is designed to build trust between students and officers.

“We have over 1,058 students to complete this program today,” said Lt. Shemeka Love with the Memphis Police Department…

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